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Parlor Room Opening in Former Surly Girl Space

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Parlor Room Opening in Former Surly Girl Space

From the owners of Downtown’s Novak’s Tavern, The Filling Station in Powell and Yogi’s Bar & Grill in Dublin comes a new restaurant venture — the Parlor Room, which now occupies the space left behind by the Short North’s Surly Girl Saloon. The bar will be the fifth venue to open from the Columbus Tavern Group. […]

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Restaurant Review: Bento Go

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Bento Go

Bento Go opened up this summer inside of the shell of a Wendy’s on Henderson Road. To that end, it’s equipped with a super-cute drive-thru window. The window is a work-in-progress; the caveat of the addition, as explained by an indoor staffer, is that everything at Bento Go is made to order. Drive-thrus are not […]

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Sneak Peek: Standard Hall in The Short North

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Peek: Standard Hall in The Short North

New Short North hangout Standard Hall is hosting its sneak peek opening this weekend at 1100 North High Street, with a public opening slated for Wednesday next week. The building has seen a major renovation into a beer-hall style venue, which features large open-air windows and garage doors that connect the interior spaces to the outdoor […]

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Bibibop Announces 11th Location: Clintonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bibibop Announces 11th Location: Clintonville

In just three short years, Bibibop has expanded to a total of 11 locations (nine in the Columbus region and two more in Cincinnati region) with the upcoming opening of their newly announced Clintonville store. The new restaurant will be located at 5037 North High Street, replacing an Applebee’s at the Graceland Shopping Center. “We originally […]

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Tai Tiki Closing, to be Replaced with New Craft Bar & Kitchen Concept

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tai Tiki Closing, to be Replaced with New Craft Bar & Kitchen Concept

After just one year of operation, Tai Tiki Polynesian Grill is closing their doors at 1014 North High Street in the Short North. While the closure is effective immediately, the space will not sit empty for long. A brand new restaurant concept called Julep is scheduled to take its place later this summer. “We’re excited about […]

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Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Lancaster-based Rockmill Brewery is expanding their Columbus reach, filling in the recently-vacated World of Beer in the Brewery District with a farmhouse-style tavern. Rockmill Tavern, a small brewpub, will open at 503 South Front Street. The space is a 3,800 square-foot facility. Owner Matthew Barbee says that when all is said and done, the sit-down space […]

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First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Condado Opening at Columbus Commons

Red hot local restaurant Condado Tacos is officially opening its second location tomorrow at 132 South High Street at Columbus Commons. The popular Short North location continues to remain regularly busy ever since opening in late 2014, and the new location is expecting the same kind of reception. “Condado at Columbus Commons is going to […]

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